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ICE's top 5 news stories for the week ending Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 13, 2012 – ICE teams throughout Texas arrest 50 convicted sex offenders, other criminal aliens

During a five-day operation, dubbed Operation "SOAR" and aimed at removing sex offenders from the country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Texas Department of Public Safety officers arrested 50 convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens. Twenty four of these arrests occurred in north Texas. Full Story

Sept. 12, 2012 – ICE deports fugitive wanted for aggravated homicide in El Salvador

Earlier this week, officers with ICE's ERO returned an El Salvadoran man, wanted by the National Civil Police in his home country, for a 2011 homicide. Full Story

Sept 12, 2012 – ICE arrests 37 criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in Chicago area during 3-day operation

Following a three-day operation by ICE's ERO Fugitive Operations Teams, officers arrested 37 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators. Of the 37 arrested, 31 had convictions for crimes, including homicide, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of cocaine and battery. Full Story

Sept. 11, 2012 – ICE Gallery pays tribute to 9/11 sacrifices

This week, ICE joined the nation in remembering the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Through its 9/11 exhibit, unveiled earlier this year, the agency pays tribute to those who lost their lives that day, their families, the first responders, as well as the role its legacy agencies played in the recovery effort. Full Story

Sept. 10, 2012 – Guatemalan woman arrested for allegedly smuggling heroin in powdered juice mix

A Guatemalan woman was arrested as she arrived at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport from Guatemala and was charged with importing approximately three kilograms of heroin into the United States. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Full Story